Political Economy Fellowships

Political Economy Fellowships

Scholars from within Europe are eligible to apply – applicants will normally have a permanent appointment at an institution of higher education and research.

Career breaks may be taken into account. The awards are intended as providing full relief from all teaching duties and all associated academic administration for a period of (up to) one year; applications may be made by those whose sole or principal post is a part-time equivalent.

The amount of an award depends on the nature of the work proposed and individual circumstances – the ISRF expects applications for grants up to a maximum of £70,000 (from January 2020) to buy-out the cost of all teaching and associated administration in the applicant’s home institution for up to 12 months. Within that sum, reasonable support for research expenses may be considered on a matched-funding basis with the host Institution.

The ISRF will not be running a Political Economy Fellowship competition in 2021. Early Career and Independent Scholar applicants wishing to investigate economies across the whole range of the social sciences are encouraged to submit proposals to our un-themed Fellowship competitions launching in January 2021. Mid-Career scholars – who are more than 10 years post-PhD – will be eligible to apply for funding in 2022.

Fourth Political Economy Fellowship Competition

In January 2020, the ISRF launched its fourth Political Economy Fellowship competition. Award decisions were announced in August 2020.

Third Political Economy Fellowship Competition

In January 2019, the ISRF launched its third Political Economy Research Fellowship competition. Having received a number of strong proposals, the Selection Panel met in July 2019, and voted to make three awards.

Professor Annelien de Dijn
Dr Lauren Martin

Economies of Exclusion: Money, Labour and Value in Immigration and Asylum Politics

Dr Beth Epstein
Dr Robin Smith

Barter in the EU: An Ethnography of Balkan Corporate Financial Practices

Dr Rita Floyd
Dr Oane Visser

Digital Farms, Tinkering Farmers, and Enlightened Hackers: Farmers as the Vanguard of Data Activist Movements?

Contacting Fellows

If you would like to contact any of our Fellows to discuss their ISRF-funded work, please contact Dr Lars Cornelissen (Academic Editor) in the first instance, at lars.cornelissen@isrf.org.